Metal Bench Patternmaker

Fit and assemble parts in the making of metal foundry patterns.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Bench Patternmakers do?

Fits, assembles, and hand finishes castings and parts in making of metal foundry patterns, using handtools and analyzing specifications according to knowledge of pattern-making methods: Studies blueprint of part to be cast, computes dimensions, and plans sequence of operations. Dresses casting down to specified dimensions, using files, scrapers, powered hand grinders, and drill press. Assembles pattern, using handtools and bolts, screws, and other fasteners. Verifies conformance of pattern dimensions to specifications, using templates and measuring instruments, such as scale, calipers, and micrometer. May make templates for own use in inspecting finished surfaces [TEMPLATE MAKER]. May operate welding equipment in assembling pattern [WELDER, COMBINATION].


Should I be a Metal Bench Patternmaker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Patternmaker, Metal, Bench

    How to become a Metal Bench Patternmaker

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